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  • Writer's pictureJerad Larkin

Ultimate Guide to Thanks.io - Master Direct Mail Marketing with Custom QR Codes & More

Updated: Jan 21

In the digital age, direct mail marketing remains a powerful tool for personal and impactful communication. In my latest video, I delve into the world of Thanks.io, a versatile direct mail company that's changing the game for businesses and marketers. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or new to the field, this post (and the accompanying video) will guide you through the ins and outs of using Thanks.io to its full potential.



What is Thanks.io? Thanks.io is a direct mail service that offers a unique blend of traditional and digital marketing tools. It allows users to send personalized postcards, letters, and gift cards with custom QR codes, making each piece of mail trackable and interactive.


  • Custom QR Codes: Enhance the interactivity of your mailers.

  • Trackable Results: Monitor the effectiveness of your campaigns.

  • Handwritten Style Options: Add a personal touch to your mail.

  • Gift Card Integration: Engage recipients and drive action.


Setting Up Your Thanks.io Account: Getting started with Thanks.io is straightforward. In my video, I walk you through the process of signing up and setting up your account. Key steps include:

  • Navigating the dashboard.

  • Understanding pricing structures.

  • Inputting accurate account details.


Managing Your Mailing List: A crucial part of any direct mail campaign is the mailing list. Thanks.io simplifies this with features for uploading and organizing your contacts. I demonstrate how to:

  • Upload a CSV file.

  • Map data correctly to ensure accuracy.

  • Utilize Thanks.io's tools for list optimization.


Designing Your Mailers: Thanks.io’s integration with Canva makes designing mailers a breeze. I share tips on:

  • Choosing the right template.

  • Customizing designs to fit your brand.

  • Ensuring your message is clear and engaging.


Scheduling and Sending: One of the standout features of Thanks.io is the ability to schedule mailers. This is particularly useful for:

  • Birthday and holiday mailers.

  • Regular marketing campaigns.

  • Timely delivery to maximize impact.


Tracking and Analytics: Thanks.io provides detailed analytics, allowing you to track:

  • Delivery status.

  • QR code scans.

  • Overall campaign performance.


Conclusion: Thanks.io offers a unique blend of traditional direct mail with modern digital marketing features. It's an invaluable tool for anyone looking to enhance their marketing strategy with personalized, trackable, and effective mail campaigns.



Call to Action: Watch my full tutorial on Thanks.io above to get a visual walkthrough of everything discussed here. Don’t forget to subscribe for more insights into digital marketing and direct mail strategies!




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